Course Overview

The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (QCF) has been designed to introduce you to a range of practical skills from across the hair and beauty industries.

The qualification will prepare you for employment as a supervised assistant or apprentice for further study at Level 2. The qualification will give you the opportunity to perform your own basic hair and beauty services alongside assisting others in the salon.

Course Structure

You will study two Mandatory Units:

  • Introduction to the Hair and beauty Sector
  • Present a Professional Image in the Salon.

You will also study a range of technical Hair and Beauty Units.





Entry Requirements

You should have GCSEs at Grade E/2 to F/1 including English and Mathematics.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.


You may choose to continue to develop your skills in both the Hair and Beauty industries or decide to specialise in just one - Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Therapy or Nails by studying a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Things You May Need

You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform and buy some equipment such as make-up and brushes. All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Department throughout July, August and September.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].